The NHS digital service manual puts small files (known as "cookies") onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.
Cookies are used to:
- measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
- remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
NHS digital service manual cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.
Cookies we use to make the site work better
|sessionid||Tracks your journey through the site||When you close the browser|
|csrftoken||Helps protect the site from attacks||365 days|
|manual_seen_cookie_message||Tells you we’ve stored cookies on your first visit||1 month|
Cookies to measure website use (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use the NHS digital service manual. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
We have opted to make everything we send to Google anonymous - this means you can’t be identified.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit on the NHS digital service manual
- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re using the site
We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit the NHS digital service manual by tracking if you’ve visited before||2 years|
|_gid||This helps us count how many people visit the NHS digital service manual by tracking if you’ve visited before||24 hours|
|_gat and _dc_gtm||These are used to limit the rate of page view requests to Google Analytics||1 minute to 10 minutes|
How to change your cookie settings
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
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Updated: August 2018